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William Blake and Two of His Poems

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  1. 1. WILLIAM BLAKE A Poison Tree & To the Evening Star
  2. 2. WHO WAS WILLIAM BLAKE? William Blake was born on November 28, 1757, in London, England. He was an artist and poet and received his education at the Royal Academy of Art‟s Schools of Design. He died on August 12, 1827, in London, England.
  3. 3. WHAT‟S SO GREAT ABOUT HIM? William Blake is an influential figure from the Romantic Age. His paintings and writings have inspired uncountable people throughout the ages.
  4. 4. “I am under the direction of messengers from Heaven daily and nightly.” -William Blake
  5. 5. WILLIAM BLAKE ARTWORK A Vision of the Last Judgement The Ancient of Days
  6. 6. A POISON TREE  I was angry with my friend:I told my wrath, my wrath did end.I was angry with my foe:I told it not, my wrath did grow. And I watered it in fears,Night and morning with my tears;And I sunnèd it with smiles,And with soft deceitful wiles. And it grew both day and night,Till it bore an apple bright;And my foe beheld it shine,And he knew that it was mine, And into my garden stole,When the night had veiled the pole:In the morning glad I seeMy foe outstretched beneath the tree.
  7. 7.  Anger & Hatred  Enemies  Deception  The poem compares man to a poison tree. The „tree‟ fills us with emotions such as anger and hate.  The poem has a rhyme scheme of AABB.  It uses imagery.  Is an Iambic Tetrameter and Trochaic Trimeter. A POISON TREE Symbols Other
  8. 8. TO THE EVENING STAR  Thou fair-hair'd angel of the evening,Now, whilst the sun rests on the mountains, lightThy bright torch of love; thy radiant crownPut on, and smile upon our evening bed!Smile on our loves, and while thou drawest theBlue curtains of the sky, scatter thy silver dewOn every flower that shuts its sweet eyesIn timely sleep. Let thy west wind sleep onThe lake; speak silence with thy glimmering eyes,And wash the dusk with silver. Soon, full soon,Dost thou withdraw; then the wolf rages wide,And then the lion glares through the dun forest:The fleeces of our flocks are cover'd withThy sacred dew: protect them with thine influence!
  9. 9. Sexual Desire Love Power There is not much of a rhyme scheme in this poem. The poem is similar to and iambic pentameter. TO THE EVENING STAR Symbols Other
  10. 10. WORKS CITED  http://www.poetry-archive.com/b/to_the_evening_star.html  http://www.biography.com/people/william-blake-9214491  http://www.shmoop.com/poison-tree/symbolism-imagery.html  http://www.poetry-archive.com/b/a_poison_tree.html

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